PEN Literary Awards 2024

PEN America is honored to announce the Finalists for the 2024 Literary Awards. Our Awards are juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning authors, editors, translators, and critics. These authors are committed to recognizing their contemporaries, from promising debut writers to those who have had a continuous, lasting impact on the literary landscape.
The list below includes all the Finalists in order to reflect the complete judging process and all original judge selections for public record. A special note is included to acknowledge the authors whose titles were withdrawn.
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PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection
PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel
PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection
PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
PEN Translation Prize